Cebren (Chebren) Monastery in Mariovo

Chebren Monastery - Mariovo and Crna (Black) River - Panorama
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Cebren (Chebren) Monastery

In the past, the monastery complex Chebren was one of the richest and most famous in Mariovo and the wider region. Its excellent strategic position and the fact that during Ottoman rule the region of Mariovo didn’t have Islamization of the population were the main factors why this monastery was one of the richest in Macedonia.

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Church St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery

This can be seen from the impressive base remains of the old temple St. Dimitrij (XV cent), from which only the altar part remained and in smaller dimension the present object was built around it.

St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Church St. Dimitrij, Chebren Monastery

The monastery owned watermills with 12 millstones, livestock, fields, pastures, and large forest areas.


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From the written documents we can see that the monastery in XIX century had cell school in old Slavonic language. This school was a base for new teachers and priests for the villages in Mariovo.

Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Entrance gate – remains of the defensive wall of the Monastery. In the central part of the gate, above the entrance is shown St. Dimitrij – the protector of Thessaloniki. 

Nearby the church Holy Salvation is located, known by its frescoes dated back since XVI century.

Chebren Monastery, Mariovo, Macedonia

Fresco-paining Holy Salvation church

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